Southern Medical Association
Auburn University is proud to partner with the Southern Medical Association (SMA) in a continuing medical education capacity to offer graduate-level, healthcare-focused business education. SMA develops the educational programs for the two off-campus residencies in the Physician Executive MBA program. The Washington, DC residency focuses on Emerging Issues in U.S. Health Care Policy, and the international residency focuses on Comparative Healthcare Systems. Locations for the international residency have included London, Paris, Amsterdam, Sydney, Geneva, Berlin, Prague, Copenhagen and Rome.
The Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Therefore, physicians may earn approximately 17 credits for the “Emerging Issues in U.S. Health Care Policy” conference, and approximately 20 credits for the “Comparative Healthcare Systems” Conference. The total number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM awarded is based on the learners’ participation, as well as the final number of hours available for each Conference.
The SMA mission is to improve quality of patient care through multidisciplinary, interprofessional education. This involves physician-directed educational and leadership activities that include diverse teams of healthcare professionals interacting, collaborating, and learning for the purpose of improving the quality of patient care.
Auburn PEMBA students receive a 1-year membership to SMA that begins just prior to the International Trip. This allows them to be registered for AirMed travel for the trip. It also provides a subscription to the Southern Medical Journal, free online CME, discounts on Epocrates® software, Dell® computer equipment as well as other member benefits. Membership is also in place for their Washington, DC policy trip.
Please visit sma.org for more information about the Southern Medical Association and to view the CME calendar.